Vodice is a town in the Šibenik-Knin county, Croatia. It borders the Adriatic Sea and has a population of 9,407, with 94.79% declaring themselves Croats. (2001 census). Vodice is a popular tourist destination in Croatia, with most of the population oriented towards providing accommodation for visitors in the city's hotels, motels, and pensions. Vodice was first mentioned in 1402 although it was founded already in the Roman times as Arausa. Its name derives from the word meaning water sources which supplied the whole area. The defense walls from the times of the Turks with the Coric tower testify the past times. Other similar monuments are St. Cross' church on the former graveyard, built in 1421 and the parish church in the town centre built in 1746. Vodice is birthplace of famous Croatian playwright Ivo Brešan. On the nearby hill Okit during the Turkish invasions, refugees founded a settlement and on its top the chapel Lady of Mercy was built in 1660. Vodice has a variety of pebble, sandy, and cement beaches.
The town of Vodice is a tourist centre famous for its lively and various tourist offer and pleasant people. It is a coastal town located in a wide bay, 11 km northwest from the town of Šibenik, the centre of Šibenik-knin County. The town of Vodice numbers 10,000 inhabitants, and is considered an ideal place for vacation where everyone can find something that they will enjoy.
(SOURCE: TZ VODICE)